Fantasia Frontières' Tantalizing International Development Slate Includes New Joe Dante, Andrej Zulawski

With Tribeca and HotDocs wrapped, and Cannes gearing up, is it too early to start thinking of Montreal's Fantasia Film Festival?  I say, "Hell no!"  While we are well away from any programming announcements from the July-August festival, consider 2013's Frontières International Co-Production slate and hopping good times that it promises.   

New projects from Joe Dante, Andrzej Zulawski, Bobcat Goldthwait, Steven "Manborg" Kostanski, Jason "I Declare War" Lapeyre, Richard Stanley and several others, are group of film endeavours in their infancy and looking to get some umbilical nutrients (ok, networking and capital) from attendees of marketplace mid-festival.  While the Rendez-Vous Market portion of Fantasia is only in its second year, it seems to have hit a fairly brisk stride.  Have a gander at the potential globe-hopping genre greatness below:

CASTING THE RUNES (Canada / Germany / USA)
Director: Joe Dante (The Hole, Gremlins)
Writer: David Tully (Djinn) based on the Short Story by M.R. James
Producers: Rob Heydon (Irvine Welsh's Ecstasy) Ecstasy Film, Daniela Tully (Djinn, Kaifeck Murder) Shivertownroad Films, Suzanne Berger (Rookie Blue) Rossetta Media
Executive Producer: Tim Smythe (Djinn) FilmWorks Group
Cast: Simon Pegg (Star Trek Into Darkness, Paul)
 
THE COLOUR OUT OF SPACE (France)
Director: Richard Stanley (Dust Devil, Hardware)
Writers: Richard Stanley & Scarlett Amaris (L'Autre Monde) based on the story by H.P. Lovecraft
 
DARK MATTER (Poland)
Director / Writer: Andrzej Zulawski (Possession, La Femme publique)
Producer: Marcin Wierzchosławski (The Mole) Metro Films
 
FROST ISLAND (UK)
Director: Michael Kinirons (first feature)
Writer: Mia Ylönen
Producer: Katie Holly (Citadel, Jump) Blinder Films
 
HARRY'S BLONDE (UK)
Director / Writer: Caradog James (The Machine)
Producer: Julie Baines (Triangle, Creep) Dan Films
 
THE LIGHTHOUSE (Spain)
Writers: David Matamoros & Richard Hobley
Producer: David Matamoros (Chrysalis) Zentropa International Spain
 
LE QUARTIER DES OUBLIÉS (Québec)
Director / Writer: Izabel Grondin (first feature) based on a novel by Madeleine Robitaille
 
OKTOBERFLESH (Germany / USA)
Director / Writer: Buddy Giovinazzo (Life is Hot in Cracktown, Combat Shock)
Producer: Matthias Georg Nerlich (Manolo) Little Kong Films
 
SCHOOLBOYS IN DISGRACE (USA)
Director / Writer: Bobcat Goldthwait (God Bless America, World's Greatest Dad)
Producer: Andrew Tenenbaum, Creative Management and Productions
Executive Producer: Raymond Douglas Davies
Music and Lyrics by Ray Davies, The Kinks
 
SOUVENIR (Québec)
Director / Writer: Alex Epstein (writer Bon Cop Bad Cop)
Producer: Anne-Marie Gélinas (Mars et Avril, War Witch) EMA Films
 
STEALING IS BAD (Canada)
Director / Writer: Jason Lapeyre (I Declare War, Cold Blooded)
Producer: Randall Okita (Fish In Barrel, Portrait As A Random Act Of Violence)
 
THE VOID (Canada)
Directors / Writers: Steven Kostanski & Jeremy Gillespie (Manborg)
Producers: Colin Geddes & Peter Kuplowsky (Manborg)
Director of Photography: Karim Hussain (Antiviral, Hobo with a Shotgun) 


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  • mightyjoeyoung

    "With Tribeca and HotDocs wrapped, and Cannes gearing up, is it too early to start thinking of Montreal's Fantasia Film Festival? I say, "Hell no!" "

    That´s the spirit, Mr Halfyard.

    "CASTING THE RUNES (Canada / Germany / USA)

    Director: Joe Dante"

    "THE COLOUR OUT OF SPACE (France)

    Director: Richard Stanley"
    Both titles sounded interesting, thanks for the list Mr Halfyard.

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